Space contractors release China’s annual launch plan

Space contractors release China’s annual launch plan

China plans to carry out around 60 launch missions this year, according to the country's major space contractors. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the nation's leading space contractor, has more than 50 launch missions planned in 2023, said its annual work report. The report, presented by Zhang Zhongyang, general manager of the State-owned conglomerate, […]

Rocket debris reenters atmosphere

China's Long March 5B carrier rocket makes its debut flight from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province on May 5, 2020. (SU DONG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN) Debris from the recently launched Chinese Long March 5B carrier rocket fell back to Earth early on Sunday morning, with most of the remnants burning up during the […]

Expert hopes his system is never needed

Rocket engineer does all he can to ensure safety of China's astronauts Xu Liping works at the Xi'an Aerospace Chemical Propulsion Factory in Shaanxi province. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) Xu Liping helps make one of the most critical parts on the Long March 2F carrier rocket that sends Chinese astronauts into space. However, he […]

China tests world’s most powerful solid-fuel rocket engine

China has conducted the first ignition test for the world's most powerful solid-propellant rocket engine. (PHOTO / CHINANEWS.COM) Chinese space engineers have conducted the first ignition test of the most powerful solid-propellant rocket engine in the world, which will be used on new-generation rockets, according to the Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology in Xi'an, […]

China successful in tests to control rocket fairing landings

China's new medium-lift carrier rocket Long March-8 blasts off at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province Dec. 22, 2020. (YANG GUANYU / XINHUA) BEIJING – China has successfully tested technology that can control the landing sites of falling rocket fairings, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT). The […]